1942 Gibson L7
We are big fans of archtops here at the store, and this 1942 Gibson L7 has some of the prettiest maple we have seen in quite some time.
If there is one thing Gibson fans know is that they were consistently inconsistent. This instrument has some interesting features, like the calligraphic logo that was used until the late 1930's, however according to Gruhn's guide to vintage guitars, the double parallelogram neck inlays were not used until 1942.
The tuners are a Grover Imperial style replacements, as well as the truss rod cover and pickguard with added Johnny Smith style neck-mounted pickup.
Other than that this instrument is in fabulous condition. There are only a few cracks on the sides just on either side of the heel, and we inspected the neck block, but everything is stable.
This instrument sounds and plays great, and is gig ready!! Comes with a new SKB case.